Graphene NOWNANO Away Day 2017

On the 7th of October, students and staff members from the centre for doctoral training gathered at Forrest Hills for a day of fun and adventure. A professional team of leadership developers ran a series of activities with the group with an aim of making everyone work together, and get to know each other better.

We also invited some of the centre's alumni to speak to our students, to illustrate the broad range of career options open to our graduates and to help answer questions about transitioning from studentship to employment. These were: 

  • Dr Nick Kay - who is a government-employed scientist working at the National Physical Laboratory.
  • Dr Chloe Oakland - Chloe developed a passion for outreach during her doctoral studies and is working as a medical writer.
  • Dr Marcin Szyniszewski - After finishing his PhD studies Marcin had a unique opportunity to help develop a new project into a proposal to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK that was successfully funded. He is currently a Senior Research Associate.
  • Dr Thanasis Georgiou - Thanasis, amongst other things, is a serial entrepreneur. He has helped to develop and worked with several graphene-related startups, including one that is currently producing light bulbs.

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